Special Education in South Dakota

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Schools Offering Special Education Programs in South Dakota


Each year, approximately 0.2% of South Dakota graduates receive degrees in special education. In other words, every year an estimated 56 special education professionals graduate from South Dakota's 9 special education schools.

Top Schools

Augustana College, which is located in Sioux Falls, is the top-ranked school in South Dakota that has a special education program. It received a ranking of 32nd in the country in 2010. In 2010, Augustana College graduated 12 students from its special education program. Augustana College charged in-state students $25,104 in tuition fees per year.

University of South Dakota, which was ranked 36th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in South Dakota that has a special education program. It is located in Vermillion. In 2010, 11 students graduated from University of South Dakota special education program. University of South Dakota charged in-state students $6,762 in tuition fees per year.

The third-ranked school in South Dakota that has a special education program is Dakota Wesleyan University. Dakota Wesleyan University, which was ranked 46th in the country in 2010, is located in Mitchell. The tuition rate at Dakota Wesleyan University was $19,850 per year.

Cost

Special education schools in South Dakota, charge students an average tuition of $10,773 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $25,104 per year, or as little as $2,396 per year. The South Dakota special education schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Augustana College - located in Sioux Falls, students are charged $25,104 per year
  2. Mount Marty College - located in Yankton, students are charged $19,932 per year
  3. Dakota Wesleyan University - located in Mitchell, students are charged $19,850 per year

The lowest tuition rates at South Dakota special education schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Oglala Lakota College - located in Kyle, students are charged $2,396 per year
  2. Sinte Gleska University - located in Mission, students are charged $3,154 per year
  3. Northern State University - located in Aberdeen, students are charged $6,351 per year

A special education degree from a South Dakota school... what next?

The largest populations of South Dakota special education professional are working in the following counties:

  1. Beadle County - 190 special education professionals
  2. Lincoln County - 180 special education professionals
  3. Meade County - 120 special education professionals

Salary

special education professionals in South Dakota earn $38,710 per year on average. In 2010, however, some South Dakota special education professional earned as little as less than $28,150 per year or as much as more than $66,370 per year. Special education professionals in the following South Dakota counties make the highest salaries on average:

  1. Meade County - $47,820 per year
  2. Lincoln County - $37,730 per year
  3. Aurora County - $36,610 per year

The South Dakota counties with the lowest average salary for special education professionals are:

  1. Bennett County - $35,750 per year
  2. Beadle County - $36,520 per year
  3. Aurora County - $36,610 per year

The special education professionals with highest average salaries in South Dakota were:

  1. Preschool Special Education Teacher - $38,710 per year

The special education professionals with lowest average salaries in South Dakota were:

  1. Preschool Special Education Teacher - $38,710 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional South Dakota statistics regarding a career in special education. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as speech therapy or elementary education.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Special Education in South Dakota
  • Master's Degree in Special Education in South Dakota

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,576 miles from location University of South Dakota Vermillion SD 64.495 41% 9,617
6,906 miles from location Black Hills State University Spearfish SD 19.3478 54% 4,076
6,578 miles from location Dakota State University Madison SD 23.5379 51% 2,827
6,636 miles from location Northern State University Aberdeen SD 24.2292 38% 2,625
6,834 miles from location Oglala Lakota College Kyle SD 5.47762 n/a 1,804
6,562 miles from location Augustana College Sioux Falls SD 67.8064 42% 1,793
6,600 miles from location Mount Marty College Yankton SD 23.7367 45% 1,214
6,757 miles from location Sinte Gleska University Mission SD 13.4932 n/a 936
6,626 miles from location Dakota Wesleyan University Mitchell SD 53.9083 39% 763
 

Curious what studying Special Education gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in South Dakota

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School + 660 $38,710 10.0%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are special education related jobs in South Dakota